I was born in Wiltshire in the 1960s and have worked as a surveyor, Royal coat attendant, barman, pay clerk, outdoor instructor, and project manager.
I have loved music ever since I could twiddle the dial on my first radio; my favourite bands are Faithless, Alabama 3, and Lynyrd Skynyrd.
My own musical moments include reaching the scary heights of grade 4 violin, bumping into Simply Red in a nightclub, making a guitar from a shovel, and - more recently - singing backing vocals on a catfish website advert jingle.
I love books, stories, music, mountaineering, the outdoors, and movies.
I am learning the shovel slide guitar. Slowly.
I am one of the winners in Striking 13's 'Betrayal' writing competition.